FAQ: What extensions are available for Indian domain names

Discussion in 'General Indian Domain Name Discussion' started by ekal, May 5, 2007.

  1. ekal

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    • co.in
    • net.in
    • org.in
    • firm.in
    • gen.in (general)
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    The following zones are reserved for use by qualified organizations in India.
    • ac.in (Academic)
    • res.in (Indian research institutes)
    • edu.in (Indian colleges and universities)
    • gov.in (Indian government)
    • mil.in (Indian military)
    Taken from Policies
     
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    Good job, Steve. I think even people other than beginners, don't always know all the extensions available. Good reference.

    Frank
     
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    Thanks Frank :)

    All ideas for new FAQs are welcome
     
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    Hi,

    I am pretty new here, and this information is really very helpful for me.

    Thanks,
     
  5. OzDomainer

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for this great forum.

    I am new to the Indian domain market and would like to know the main difference between the .co.in & .in and the pro's and cons to registering one vs the other.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Regards

    Ed
     
  6. ekal

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    Hi Ed

    Welcome to INForum :)

    Very briefly:

    .in has worldwide usage potential and sells a little better

    .co.in is more popular inside of India and thus isn't selling as well. That may change as the Indian online economy develops.
     
  7. OzDomainer

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    Thanks Steve,

    That was fast!!

    I was thinking along those lines, so thanks for your input. :cool:

    Regards

    Ed
     
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    Whichever one extension sells is the good one!!!

    Frank
     
  9. Maverick

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    Steve you missed out on .ernet.in , I am not sure if it is publicly available.
     
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    Good catch Maverick!

    .ernet.in is not publicly available.
     
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    Is this for government related sites? I have seen quite a few government sites having the extension, mostly educational institutes.
     
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    I have seen all IIT's have an ernet extension, Possibly they have been specifically reserved for them. Don't know why a specific ernet domain? Anybody with its full form if any?
     
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    its definately a reserved one..could not find that one on most registrar websites..
     
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    .com.in is not available?
     
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    No, it's not available.

    Also, I've just updated the list to include:

    - edu.in (Indian colleges and universities)

    This is reserved for use by qualified organizations in India.

    Source via Policies and ERNET India :: Domain Name Registration

     
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    I had heard of ac.in and edu.in..but res.in seems to be a new one..did it launch recently?
     
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    No, they aren't new, but aren't open to the general public.
     
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    thank you
     
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    .in brings lots of traffic and will become more popular .
    .co.in is for corporates .